verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of quilt
Examples from the Web for quilt
One quilt expert weighed his opinions about the installation.
When my mother threatened to give away my baby clothes, I cut them up and made my sister a quilt for her birthday.
With this flurry of sewing and stuffing, perhaps the 2012 candidates will now know to pursue the quilt vote.
She thinks she recognizes that quilt—she missed one off her clothesline several nights ago.The Castaways of Pete's Patch|Carroll Watson Rankin
Mrs. Sanders took me into a bedroom and spread a quilt on the floor and I laid down, but not to sleep until far into the night.A Survivor's Recollections of the Whitman Massacre|Matilda Sager
She said she made that quilt herself, when she was a little girl.The Wonderful Bed|Gertrude Knevels
Jacob closed the window, and folding the quilt softly over her, went out.Fashion and Famine|Ann S. Stephens
The thin old hands picked up another, and poured its contents upon the quilt.Barbara Lynn|Emily J. Jenkinson
British Dictionary definitions for quilt
Word Origin for quilt
Word Origin and History for quilt (1 of 2)
c.1300, "mattress with soft lining," from Anglo-French quilte, Old French cuilte, coute "quilt, mattress" (12c.), from Latin culcita "mattress, bolster," of unknown origin. Sense of "thick outer bed covering" is first recorded 1590s.